Grey's Anatomy season finale recap: Save the Last Dance

Cristina Yang leaves Seattle for a life in Switzerland, just as a new face shakes things up
Ep. 24 | Aired May 15, 2014

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In other, less exciting exit news, Leah got a nice exit, walking out of the hospital to find what she's good at and leaving behind Jackson and April, who were hugging and kissing and talking about how their baby will be fine. But you know who won't be fine? Owen! Why wasn't anything happening with him?

At the end of the day, Bailey was excited for her future on the board, which is why it's going to be very bad when she finds out that Cristina left her seat to "Evil Spawn." Yep, it looked like Alex was coming back!

From Meredith's old house to her new one, things weren't running smoothly for the married couple. Meredith decided she wanted to stay in Seattle. She wasn't going to be the "trailing spouse" like her father was. This wasn't what she signed up for. She needed to be selfish right now. She called Derek out on putting his career first and always seeing her as the "young intern who fell in love with you." She grew up here, and she didn't want to leave. Bottom line: She was staying.

And you know who else was staying? Dr. Pierce, the new head of Cardio. Sitting on a bench outside the hospital, she revealed to Richard why she'd come to this hospital. She'd been adopted and recently found out who her birth mother was. She was dead now, but her name was on the hospital. Yep. Grey's fans, I'd like you to meet Richard and Ellis' love child. P.S. How reminiscent was that moment to the season 3 finale when Lexie met George in the locker room, and for the first time said her name? Loved it. And loved that Richard has a good storyline for next season.

Finally, in Switzerland, Yang was decorating her office, wearing makeup, heels, and looking very non-Yang when Shane came in to get her. Everyone was ready for her. They were ready for Dr. Cristina Yang, Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery. (But why did she have to wear lipstick?)

I'm not going to lie -- I was watching the clock praying Owen would show up in Switzerland. Was that really all the closure he will ever get? I'm not sure how I feel about it, but that's enough about me. Tell me what you all thought of Cristina's farewell and, obviously, the intro of Meredith's half-sister. (Yes, another one!)

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